The Nakodar city police have arrested Shallu Chohan(30), a resident of Mohalla Guru Teg Bahadur nagar on charges of raping his three-year-old niece.
SHO Subash Bath said that the mother of the victim has also been booked and raids are being conducted to nab her. The victim's father, a resident of Chhangala village in Hoshiarpur, complained to the police that he has estranged relations with his wife, who had illicit relations with her brother-in-law (rape accused).
He said that his close relative Sunita, a resident of Mohalla Balmik Bahadurpur telephoned him on September 10 informing him about his daughter.
He said that he reached Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital on September 11 and came to know that his daughter was raped by his brother in his Nakodar house about four- five days ago. He said that there were signs of bruises on her body adding that doctors referred her to PGI after her condition turned critical. The father of the victim said that his wife and brother-in-law tried to conceal the act to save the accused.
The SHO informed that a case under sections 376(F) (rape with a child below 12), 118 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or life imprisonment), 201(causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 202(intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform) and 34(committing crime with common intention) of the IPC and sections 6 and 16 of the Protection of children from Sexual offences Act 2012.